The surprising role for K9 Security
Dog handling services are a specialised type of security service that utilises specially trained dogs to provide an additional layer of security for businesses, organisations, and individuals.
One of the main benefits of dog handling services is the level of security that they provide. Trained dogs are able to detect potential security threats, such as intruders, that might otherwise go unnoticed. They are also able to track and locate missing persons, and can be used for search and rescue operations.
Another key benefit of dog handling services is the deterrent factor that they provide. The presence of a trained dog can be enough to discourage would-be criminals from attempting to break in or cause damage. This can be particularly effective in deterring intruders and vandals.
As well as conducting searches, dog handler security guards and the dogs they work with are very effective deterrents for all criminals and their activities. The mere presence of security dogs can mean that you can reduce the number of security guards required for many different premises, as the clearly advertised presence of dogs is often enough to deter intruders.
Dogs have much quicker reactions than humans
There’s no denying a dog’s ability to react quickly which can prove particularly useful if they are working dogs in the security field, especially if you choose the right kind of dog. While all dogs are known to have quick reactions of barking or snooping to see who’s around, there are certain breeds that are infamous for their protective qualities.
These breeds of dogs have the ability to provide an extra element of security along with a guard. A dog’s natural curiosity means that any strangers, unusual noises or movements will be immediately sniffed out and barked at if necessary. The right breed can be incredibly reliable and intelligent enough to evaluate situations properly.
Dogs provide a physical threat to deter criminals
Even if it is a case of the dog having a bark worse than its bite, dogs still provide a threat of physical harm. In most cases, this threat alone is enough to deter criminals, before any conflict even takes place. This is due to a combination of an intimidating blend of growls, strong jaws and sharp claws. Criminals won’t be able to differentiate between a guard dog that’s ‘all talk’ and a guard dog that will bite or attack, so will naturally assume the latter. Being chased by a security dog is undoubtedly a terrifying experience.
Due to the threat of physical harm, dogs act as effective deterrents to criminals. Not only do these dogs look and sound quite intimidating, but trained security dogs are also fit enough to out-run most people. There’s very little point in attempting to run away from a security dog as this will only enhance their suspicions and perhaps their aggression, and they will run faster.
If you have a sensitive or complex security requirement which may need the services of our canine division please contact us for a free quote and friendly advice